|Above, The Beast at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu in October 2020. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
During the early months of the pandemic, governors in different states, under their emergency powers, deemed some businesses "essential" and some not.
In many of them, there was a firestorm from businesses not deemed essential and that included protests and lawsuits.
Originally, campgrounds and RV parks were not included as essential and forcing them to close. This caused people already on the road to be stranded with no places to stay.
Now, finally, campgrounds and RV parks will be considered essential in case of another pandemic or other emergencies.
According to RV Travel:
Something important to RVers happened in Washington, D.C., this week that will have a major impact the next time the country shuts down due to a pandemic or other emergency.
On Monday, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, officially transitioned the RV park and campground classification in the Commercial Facilities Sector from Outdoor Events to Lodging and simultaneously classified all temporary lodging, including RV parks and campgrounds, as essential.
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